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272 pages | 8 B/W Illus.
Public Policy and Private Interest explains the complexities of the policy-making process in a refreshingly clear way for students who are new to this subject. The key topics it explains are:
The text is fully illustrated throughout with a broad range of national and international case studies on subjects such as the banking crisis, the creation of unitary authorities and global environmental policy and regulation.
Combining both a clear summary of debates and theories in public policy and a new and original approach to the subject, this book is essential reading for students of public policy and policy analysis.
2. The Legacy of the 'Scientific' Origins of Policy Studies
3. Subjective Approaches
4. Policy, Ideology and Ideas
6. Ethics and Public Policy
7. Policy and Power
8. Public Policy in Autocracies
9. Liberal Democracy
10. Networks and the Advocacy Coalition Framework
11. Getting Policy on the Agenda
12. Evaluation and Validation
13. Refining Policy Towards Legitimation
15. Policy Evolution
16. Success and Failure
17. Deliberative Policy Making
This series provides high-quality textbooks and teaching materials for upper-level courses on all aspects of public policy as well as policy analysis, design, practice and evaluation. Each text is authored or edited by a leading scholar in the field and aims both to survey established areas and present the latest thinking on emerging topics.